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assets to the region and russian war ships passed through in istambul and saying they may go to ukraine and they are in ukraine by a lesser sense of viktor yanukovych asking for military help and we are at the u.n. and we sent this report. >> the third security council meeting about ukraine in four days. this time it was called by the russian ambassador and it soon became clear why. and he had a letter from deposed president yanukovych. >> translator: russia accused of many security council members of invading crimea. no, said ambassador, we were invited in. >> translator: and prompted strong condemnation from other ambassadors. >> reporter: russia has every right to wish that events in ukraine turned out differently but it does not have the right to express that unhappiness using military force or trying to convince the world community that up is down and black is white. >> reporter: the russian representative claims mr. yanukovych called for russian military intervention. we are talking about a former leader who abandoned his office, his capitol and his country. the idea that his
. >> update to developing news out of ukraine. russian military given ukrainian forces in crimea until 7:00 tonight to surrender or face a storm, that's 7:00 california time. according to russian news agency ultimatum attributed to chief commander of russia's black sea fleet. more troops entered the peninsula this weekend. now questions how far in the eastern ukraine russian troops may go. here's nbc's bill neely. >> reporter: russia's tightening its grip on ukraine. europe's borders redrawn by force. and the pressure is growing on president obama and the west to do something. meanwhile, here russian troops have the ukrainian army pinned down. >> russian troops have fought many wars to take crimea this time they didn't have to. they have marched in and occupied it without firing a shot, and without resistance. it took just three days. the russian march across crimea is relentless and it seems unstoppable. the big question is where exactly in ukraine will these men stop? they still surround ukrainian army bases, this one of the biggest. ukrainian troops inside are
. that in a onesie russian ukraine but together they wants a division between us. this is all while watson meanwhile has set us up and is seeking the air intakes minute sprinkler in the fight against fascism. it commemorates an artist who died trying to protect the model and their families pharmacy could eulogy that threatens to take this region and the water all over. today almost seventy years later it seems the principles and values. these brave people fourfold big and in danger while the force. the dogfight st. maybe making a comeback chris notion of an aussie from crimea. now the crisis in ukraine is making outlines around the globe him but man a report that the are misleading and overblown artistic interconnect is monitoring the major news outlets. thus the ukraine has been a media frenzy the likes of which we have not seen in awhile. at this hour. it appears russian military forces are crossing the border into neighboring ukraine and russia is an invasion is a russian military helicopters and planes air intake in ukraine the russians have already flown in forces into with the crimean into sou
the peninsula in the south. in the ukraine's russian speaking east protesters raised russian flags and clashed with the newly elected ukrainn government. while u.s. officials stopped short of calling putin's actions an outright invasion, russia flown thousands of troops to the region where leaders who have urged russia not to intervene. members of the u.n. security council gathered here for an emergency meeting to address the rapidly deteriorating nation in the schlaffic -- schlaffic nation -- >> and territorial integrity of the ukraine. >> reporter: president obama has already warned that quote there will be costs for russian military intervention and while a kremlin spokes person says that president putin has not yet to use force, the ukrainian government put its armed forces on full combat alert. alison harmaland, cbs news, new york. >>> president barack obama and russian president vladimir putin spoke by phone for about 90 minutes this afternoon, a rally taking place right now outside the white house. nicky burrdon is there. >> reporter: every single person told me they have a family membe
is where exactly in ukraine will these men stop. russian troops now surround the ukrainian army bases, this one the biggest. ukrainian soldiers inside won't leave, but there is no sign they're preparing to fight. ukraine's navy in crimea is equally defiant. ♪ singing their national anthem. but they, too, are surrounded. their ships are blocked by russia's navy. crimea was russian for much of its history. its people fly the flag, pray for the troops, and welcome russia's invasion. >> they want to be part of russia. >> here, everyone is russian and the crimea was russian before, so this is russia territory. >> reporter: the pro-russian revolution in ukraine isn't over. in the east, protesters storm city hall demanding a split with western ukraine. crimea isn't the only fault line in this country russia can exploit. the march of russia's soldiers may not end here. and russian threats here continue tonight, brian. it has demanded the surrender of two ukrainian warships at sea. meanwhile, russian warplanes have been probing ukrainian airspace, testing their defenses and their resolve, an
coming >> hello again the top stories on al jazeera. ukraine's interior minister says that russian military forces have blocked the airport in caimia. there's a military presence at the passenger airport. >> security forces fired tear gas on large crowds of protesters in caracas. protesters are angry about inflation, crime and the oppression of the opposition. >> fren president francis hollande is due to arrive in the central african republic to meet the french soldiers deployed there. >> the political crisis in ukraine - positions are likely to beinflamed by the parliament in kiev, repealing the law given to the russian language. >> we have a report from the former capital of soviet ukraine. >> a performance of "mid summer night's dream", in the middle of the mainly russian speaking theatre. this theatre uses the ukrainian language. it's named after a serb and poet whose famous works speak to the spirit of rebellion. the theatre's first director died in ta soviet gulag as the nationalist culture was crushed. a professor from leviv was foching the exhibits in the museum when they -
. the russian government would have you believe that the ukraine government somehow is ill legitimate or led by extremists, that the representatives of the ukraine, the elected representatives of the people of ukraine, they overwhelmingly approve the new government, even with members of yanokovych's party deserting him and voting overwhelmingly for this new party. it was his own party that the future of ukraine changed. and today, the rada is the most represented institution of ukraine. the russian government would also have you believe that the calm and friendly streets, one of which i walked down, but many which i drove through, that somehow the streets of kiev are actually dangerous. ignoring the reality that there has been no surge in crime, no surge in looting, no political retribution in kiev. the russian government would have you believe, against all the evidence that there have been mass defections of ukrainians to russia, and that hasn't happened. they would have you believe that ethnic russians and russian bases are threatened. they would have you believe that kiev is trying to des
the crisis in ukraine. >> major developments today in the volatile crisis in ukraine. >> russian troops amass in crimea. >> vladimir putin denies they're even russian. >> it was a bit of a rambling press conference to be honest. >> he really denied there were troops in crimea? >> what russia did was wrong and i will not sit here and apologize or defend military aggression. >> so, you know, what are the real options? >> there is little appetite in the u.s. or europe to get involved militarily. >> is there an exit ramp approaching? >> providing this off ramp. >> this morning, secretary of state john kerry arrived. >> kerry's arrival coin sides with a proposed pact -- >> will europe go along with the united states to make it truly effective? >> there's not a clear black and white. >> that's because europe and the u.s. aren't entirely on the same page. >> merkel basically questioned putin's state of mind. >> he is living in a different world and the europeans understand that. >> there is a strong belief that russia's action is violating international law. >> in a press conference today, vladimir
taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> i'm bret baier in washington. this is a fox news alert. president obama addressing the nation less than an hour ago about reports the russian military had entered ukraine. we have fox team coverage tonight on the extremely fluid situation in ukraine, changing by the hour. wendell goler covers the president's brief address, but first, senior foreign affairs correspondent amy kellogg keeping a close eye from london on this developing story. good evening, amy. >> hi, bret. the warm glow of the olympic closing ceremony has dispalted in less than a wee ukraine's crimea has probably something to do with local militia groups, protection groups, bret, but certainly, there is a russian military presence down there, and the question and the concern is where is it all leading? another jarring wake-up call in ukraine. armed men take over the civilian airport in the semiautonomous region of crimea, and where russia bases its black sea fleet. russia says its personnel there are doing
, calling on the russian president to withdraw all soldiers from ukraine and deal with the situation peacefully. we'll start with phil ittner in moscow. he covers all day and joins us live. moscow doesn't appear to be backing down at this hour. >> absolutely not, all along during the crisis we have seen a clear quite between east and west. both power structures working to further their own interests. the west has their interests and they are pursuing them and here in russia they have their interests, and, of course, the kremlin is pursuing those russian centres. >> a day after the west and the white house warned russia not to intervene in ukraine, this was moscow's next move. >> translation: russian frags council votes to first approve vladimir putin's proposal to use russian troops on the territory of ukraine until the sociopolitical situation in the country stabilizes. secondly the decree is effective on the day of its adoption. >> it took less that an hour for russia's parliament to vote on the authorisation of force in ukraine, not just crimea. >> british foreign secretary willia
that ukraine is on the brink of disaster. we vice-president hearing claims of the russian ultimatums. what is the biggest fear from the kiev government right now? >> well, i think what we are witnessing is not just a military invasion into ukrainian territory. russia is taking the whole world into the cold war era. we are really seeing the events which are unfolding as a major threat not just to our state hood and integrity, but to peace and security throughout the whole world. >> yulia tymoschenko, a former prime minister released from prison, she said there's a russian bill discussed in the duma calling for the annexation of crimea. have you heard that? >> it's information from the russian parliament that a bill has been registered in the russian parliament. it's too hard to tell whether it's political bluffing on behalf of the russian lawmakers or part of vladimir putin's plan. we see it as unacceptable, not just for ukraine, but the whole democratic world. >> pardon me for being a devil's advocate, a lot of alarms are coming out of kiev. is that at all part of the strategy, getting the
continues in ukraine as russian forces fire warning shots from an air force base they now occupy. hi, everyone. i'm gretchen carlson, welcome to "the real story." after marshalling troops into parts of ukraine, russian president vladimir putin claiming it's the west making things worse. claiming needed to go in to protect ethnic population living there. he says they are living under threat. it's the russian troops who seem to be calling all the shots. >> russian ambassador to the u.n. now claiming exiled ukrainian prime minister is the reason russia sent troops in. president obama spoke about the standoff just a short time ago. >> the course of history is for people to want to be free to make their own decisions about their own futures. and the international community, i think, is unified in believing that it is not the role of an outside force where there's been no evidence of serious violence, whether there's been no rational under international law to intervene in people trying to determine their own destiny. >> chief white house correspondent ed henry live at the white house for
, and not try to put troops into the eastern part of ukraine, where there are a lot of russians. >> he may put troops into either parts of ukraine, but i think that he will settle for crimea. it is somewhat his grandiose russian delusional goal to bring crimea back, the jewel of the soviet empire, to bring it back under the russian control from ukraine. i agree with the georgian president. that he may settle for that. >> do you agree that the west has leverage that it can really apply, and force putin to behave? >> well, the west clearly has leverage, but it has not been working so far. vladimir putin has not been behaving. i agree with the president that anyone using other terms than he used, but i think russia or vladimir putin will choke on ukraine. he has done more than he can swallow. it will not last long. all the foreign accounts that russians have, that can be great leverage as the president mentioned. if you restrict access of russians to travel to western europe or the united states, vladimir putin will be popular with the grandy owes ideas, russia coming back to the former glory. if
the or independence of ukraine. i want to underline that by this aggression the russian theration is undermining regime. i wish to brief you on the most recent development in the crimea,us territory of ukraine. beginning 24 february, 60,000 russian troops have been deployed by military ships, airplaness, and cargo from the neighboring territory of the russian federation. the russian troops keep taking their attempts to seize, block, and control crucial governmental and military objects of the ukraine in crimea. the parliament of crimea, civil and military airports, means of communications, radio stations, customs service, military headquarters, and the headquarters of the ukraine navy in crimea. all main roads are blocked. accumulation of russian federation troops and military equipment along the eastern border of ukraine clearly indicates russia's preparation for a possible military intervention into ukraine and the other parts of our country. so far, ukrainian armed forces have exercised restraint, and refrain from active resistance to their pressure. is russian federation performing psycholog
was suggesting, which is moving even further and actually moving russian troops into ukraine proper? >> that prospect in my view is by far the more serious one because in effect, putin has claimed the right to intervene in ukraine itself, to intervene militarily by force, and the crimean scenario may be a preview of what he's planning, namely in some of the eastern regions of ukraine, which are inhabited by russian speaking ukrainians, some of whom are favorable to moscow, riots could be staged, could be provoked by moscow, and then russian troops would enter. this is what we have to deter, prevent, discourage. we have to take a stand publicly offering russia some sort of participation in an overall international effort to help stabilize the ukrainian economy and so forth, but privately, at the same time, we have to warn russia very explicitly as to what might be the negative consequences of russia in effect attacking ukraine and these consequences have to be very serious because otherwise some years from now, we will be regretting failure to act the way we regretted the failure to
right now. thanks everybody. >> fox news alert on the growing crisis in ukraine. russian troops firing warning shots in the air. new concerns that the russia is reaching its military deeper into ukraine as russian president vladmir putin says he reserves the right to use force to protect those living in what he calls terror. meantime, our secretary of state john kerry is in dehe have meeting with leaders of the newly formed ukrainian government as the united states announce as one billion dollars eight package to ukraine and considers sanctions that putin says will only backfire. a live report moments from now. but first right now, breaking news on today's top headlines and brand new stories you will see here first. jon: a major announcement from nascar star kurt bush. what he is planning to do that no driver in the last decade has done. >>> 8-year-old suing her parents for college tuition. today they face off in court. >>> and toronto mayor rob ford appearing on "jimmy kimmel" live. the man who admitted to smoking crack reacted to the suggestion that he get some help. it is all "happe
if ukraine where to run out of money how much of it without the full full of channels the russian companies. people who have borne the ukrainian sovereign bonds which are that which is the debt that people are most afraid of seeing the default on our very wide range of borrowers and russia is not a major buyer covertly of ukrainian soccer moms to be one of many creditors would be hurt by ukrainian sovereign default. when we look at then at the lifeline to rush off to ukraine at the end of last year what you think that the probability is that that moscow will go through on that sits in a voice and reservations when it comes to paying out the launch is all about lifeline. there was a quid pro quo for that lifeline. in exchange for a lifeline and for reducing the cost of gas to russia sells ukraine or russia want to ukraine to extend the lease on russia's black sea fleet located in the crimea. in the celestial pole. so it was just not a pure economic or financial deal it was also a political deal. and those to the political side of it having them the black sea fleet stationed in crimea is stil
military in ukraine. russian military trucks and soldiers are making their presence 19 near the capital as they put their fleet on high alert. president obama warning there will be, quote, costs if russia decides on military intervention in ukraine. meantime, ukraine's interim president is calling for an emergency meeting of the security chiefs after the pro-russian minister in ukraine's region took control of the military and police there. russian troops now reportedly taking over the airports, demonstrators for both pro-russian and pro-european camps are gather once again. keep it right here on fox. >>> just as you are preparing to file them, some republican lawmakers looking to simplify them, pushing to reform our convoluted tax code from seven brackets to just two with a surtax on the rimp. they say it will unleash a new economic boom and, mellissa, you agree, huh? >> absolutely. the joint committee on taxation said it will add $3.4 million to the economy, it will create 2 million jobs over two years. it would add $1,300 to their pocket. it makes sense, walk isn't going to do it. th
and ukraine. russians are not invaders this mother shouts at her sons, and comrades. they explain that they are caught in the middle. but she is not convinced. >> we are on our land. >> translation: this is ukrainian territory, many don't understand us. there are different opinions and people are stressed out. >> as the crisis deepens, one of the biggest challenges for the military is to stay disciplined in the face of growing divisions in the country they swore to serve. >>> let's hear from nadine who is in kiev. kerry has moved to paris, but what was his visit there like? >> he was here on tuesday. it was an emotional visit. he took time to go to the spot not far from where i am, where dozens - scores of protesters were killed a few weeks ago. he laid flowers there, talked to the crowd who thanked him for his presence and support. his visit was a visit of solidarity for the new government. he has been in contact with european union leaders. they've been more reticent about imposing swift sanctions on russia. the u.s. talked about trade sanctions. now we are hearing from, in fact
? nbc's ian williams is live in eastern ukraine. we're hearing russian fighter jets overnight violated ukraine's air space. >> reporter: this is what we're hearing from ukrainian government sources, the fighter jets flew over the black sea, but within ukrainian air space. this is just the latest development stoking fears of wide eruption and intervention here. this city in eastern ukraine, russian speaking, and the fear is that this may be one place to face russian tension. you may see over my left shoulder the statue of lenin, the focus of pro russian protesters. there was violence and sinister developments over the weekend here, protests, clashes which led to more than 100 people being injured. clashes between pro moscow protest ersz aers and supportere government. the pro moscow groups briefly took over the town hall here. fear is they may be trying to whip up chaos to justify a russian intervention here. this will be one of the key things, we believe, that john kerry will be talking about when he comes to kiev tomorrow. this real fear of wider russian intervention and how best to p
by the russian authorities, but having his statement that he thinks the authorities in ukraine read out on the russian airwaves. it was read out on russian television. so it seems given that to have some authority of the russian state behind it. he's a russian state controlled channels and agencies. quite what it means in the battle that's been going on over who should be in control and what should happen in ukraine is difficult to read. it is slightly ominous given events this morning. these armed men who have taken over the parliament in the government in the crimea, not saying very much. but clearly putting up a russian flag on -- taking the side of russian speakers in crimea. we don't know if these events are linked, but it does seem quite odd that the former ukrainian president who, let's face it, has been denounced all over the place, including here in russia, should sutdly be given airspace on russian television. >> thanks for that update. intriguing. as the polish foreign minister of course said there are now dangerous turns taking place, particularly in what's happened in crime
of the city, bellhaven. >>> tensions are easing in ukraine. russian troops are not leaving. top diplomats from russian, ukraine, britain and france are all in paris looking for common ground but already, as craig boswell reports, there has been a setback. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry is in paris for a critical meeting with russia's top diplomats. secretary kerry tried to convince the russians to speak directly with ukranian leaders but couldn't get them in the same room. he is expected to propose a peaceful way out for russia that asks moscow to send its troops back to bases to accept international monitors and to endorse may elections to set up a new government in kiev. russia says it's troops are protecting ethnic russians in crimea. the obama administration wants to impose economic sanctions on russian if it doesn't pull back troops but some european allies, especially germany, are reluctant to go along. russian president vladimir putin has warned any sanctions would result in what he calls serious mutual damage. while the diplomatic wheels turn, russian and ukrainian troops a
vladimir putin's request to send russian forces into ukraine. >> want to get the latest from cnn's frederick pleitgen in moscow. fred, what are you hearing? >> reporter: very significant vote that happened there in the upper house of russian parliament. the vote as you said was unanimous, 89 of them for for the motion, zero against. the big question now, vladimir putin has the authority to send russian forces into ukraine. the big question now is, is this something they have done in retrospect or are the russians going to start sending forces right now. as you know, there have been reports in the past i would say 18 to 24 hours, especially from the ukrainian government, who said the russians have already flown forces into the crimean, into southern ukraine, which is the predominantly russian territory of that country. they talk of up to 2,000 forces potentially even up to 6,000 forces that might already be on the ground there. and also, the regional government there which is also pro-russian, has said that russian forces that are part of a military base that russia has in that re
taken over two airports in crimea. a largely russian speaking part of ukraine, which is home to a massive russian naval base. this is simferopol, the capital. they are saying nothing to reporters. but flights are still operating in and out of this civilian airport as normal. the situation is less clear at nearby sebaterpol. you can see some of the warplanes lined up by fighter jets belonging to ukraine's armed forces. this has been taken over by unidentified armed men. here's our nick childs with the latest. >>reporter: unsettling images for the new authorities in the ukrainian capital kiev and also for many more looking anxiously in the world. armed men on guard in crimea with its ethnic russian majority. in uniform without identifying markings. pro-russian, no doubt. but is there anything more to it than that? with word of similar developments, ukraine's new interior minister has spoken of a home invasion. outwardly it looks calm. the airport has been operating more or less normally. but whoever these men are they are making clear their unhappiness with the dramatic upheava
, on the brink. the russians accused of an armed invasion under way right now in the ukraine. as the crisis takes a dangerous turn, late today, president obama warned vladimir putin there will be costs. >>> race against time. as the storm that looks like a west coast hurricane comes ashore, the flood emergency in southern california. there have already been evacuations and rescues amid fears the burn zone will give way. >>> and high drama. so many office drama pools are at stake, so much pride is on the line as the guessing game leading up to the oscars nears an end. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. >>> good evening. as you saw there, we have a storm approaching the u.s. west coast that is big enough to have an eye like a hurricane. and we will get to that story in just a moment. >>> but we must begin instead tonight with the fear that the situation in ukraine is perhaps approaching civil war. russian troops have been arriving by transport plane and by helicopter in the crimea region, many of them with their faces covered, wearing no insignia. if not an invasion, it certainly appears
@ajconsiderthis. cl >> ukraine in crisis. russian troops on the ground at president obama sends a message to the kremlin. >> the united states will stand with the ukrainians. >> cost of cold - plunging temperatures hikes up heating bills. why heating your home may get more expensive. [ ♪ music ] >> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm morgan radford live in new york city. >> president obama issued a warning to russia saying there'll be consequences for military intervention in ukraine, after reports of russian troops taking up positions around two airports in crimea. the cell phone footage shows russian helicopters entering an airspace which is ukraine's peninsula. moscow says it will defend citizens, many of whom areth -- are ethnic russians. this picture shows armed men entering is building. it's unclear if they are russian. >> one of the last bastions of support for viktor yanukovych. he fled the capital of kiev after months of protest. it's believed he travelled to crimea and jennifer glasse has more. >> crimea is closed. closed to commercial traffic. earlier in the day armed
debating the facts on the ground with respect to what's happening on the ground in ukraine. russian president basically saying that he's trying to defend the rights of ethnic russians in ukraine and the president spent the time saying, no, putin, you're wrong. that's not what's happening in ukraine. so interesting to see that just in that phone call there was sort of a tense dynamic going on, anderson. >> and the president also spoke with german chancellor angela merkel. do you know much about that conversation? >> reporter: they spoke for an hour, anderson. one thing that did come up during the phone call is according to a senior administration official the german chancellor is working on an off ramp to get putin out of the crisis and out of crimea or at least to get the russian forces back into their base in crimea and what that off ramp involves is bringing in international observers to basically look after the interest of ethnic russians, a key putin concern. by the way, administration officials say that concern is bogus at this point. ethnic russians aren't being threatened in
days. russia's ambassador criticized ukraine's government for trying to persecute ethnic russians. >> translator: the rights and freedoms of people in ukraine are being threatened. we would like to emphasize once again that the actions of our military are appropriate and legitimate. >> the u.s. ambassador dismissed the claims. samantha power said there's no danger to ethnic russians. >> russian military action is not a human rights protection mission. it is a violation of international law, and a violation of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the independent nation of ukraine. >> ukraine's envoy at the security council to do everything possible to stop what he called russian aggression. yuri serg yef joined others in calling for international monitors in his country. >>> a team of japanese engineers has tested a system that is intended to reduce the swaying of skyscrapers during powerful earthquakes. it consists of a massive pendulum that would counteract any movement in a building caused by a quake. many buildings in tokyo and osaka shook slowly and widely during the 2
the olympics and also about the conflict in ukraine. >> russian history is-- has been for centuries a raetion, in many ways, of rivers and blood and oppression. but part of putin's conservatism, and his building of state is to reassert a different history. a glorious history. >> rose: also this evening, a conversation with rashid al-ghannouchi. he is from tunisia, and he is one of the principal figures showing that democracy and islam can work together. >> the urgent need today is to convince peoples that dialogue consensus and pursuing of path of coexistence and steering away from-- tunisians must bring on board all tunisians, the egyptians should bring aboard all egyptians and we must learn the skill and art of how we coexist so that we all enjoy happiness instead of working one party against the other. >> rose: we conclude this evening with lisa bloom, a graduate of yale law school, and an attorney and author. >> one of the things i want to do in this book is say this is not just about demonizing george zimmerman. it's about all of us looking at our implicit racial bias. most of us think w
the us. rapidly changing situation as the russian parliament approves deployments trips to ukraine the un sec gen says he is gravely concerned. a warning from tf in response to ukraine has put its armed forces on the phone call not the less. russia that they need to treat eventually lead to a boil. continuing their offensive despite the cease of rebel forces south to donna vowing to fight on. he was exhausted by the rebel held city of melaka all in this book. what about when johnny's room i'm told but just listen thank you for joining us. we begin with what appears to be a rapidly deteriorating situation between russia and ukraine herald today the russian parliament approved the deployment of troops to the accident states and in return the interim leadership the heathens but the country's them in a tree on the lives of the crimean peninsula is the main flash point in ukraine crisis. it's really a true russian part of the country which is so humble servant to russia's black sea fleet will calls for a de escalation in tensions that come from all directions in washington president bar
. warning shots fired in ukraine, russian and ukrainian troops face off in crimea and the prime minister to speak about the foreign policy in the middle east and they say they are being forced to work for free for amazon and headed to the supreme court to make their case. >> but who knows about tomorrow. who knows. >> reporter: he is 101 years old, has a 93-year-old girlfriend and does play golf anymore because it makes him angry but he is not sitting around but he wants to make a difference in congress. ♪ a confrontation in crimea. ukraine i don't know troops marching unarmed into a line of russian soldiers outside of an air base in a city of balbek, the russians fired warning shots into the air and told them to back off. the brief but tense standoff was diffused without blood shed and good morning and women come to al jazeera america and i'm stephanie sy and vladimir putin is speaking live in moss could and calling it an unconstitutional coup and a seizure of power and john kerry arrived in ukraine and in a show of support he will meet with the new government and it's part of a u.s.
activity today, and we will get to that in a moment. on the ground in ukraine, pro-russian demonstrators stormed the regional government holding. russia tightened its grip on military facilities. our bbc world news editor has our coverage. ,> it was inside this cafÉ besieged by noisy, pro-russian demonstrators that the u.n. envoy took refuge. the doorway was barred by ukrainian security police. though, as usual, it was not quite clear whose side they were on. it stayed remarkably cool inside, as he contacted the u.n. in new york and came to the conclusion that the sensible thing would be to cut his visit short. he had to make his way through the hostile crowd, but there was no physical aggression, and he kept his composure as he got into the waiting car to head off .o the import the crisis in ukraine can only be sorted out by diplomatic means, essentially between russia and america. they took the chance to talk to his american member, john kerry. they were calling for the international support group. there was a lot of negotiating still to be done, and the americans are still using thei
... >> we begin with the cry i didn't say and reports of russian intervention in ukraine and the ukrainian leaders are accusing russians for sending in forces. the men wouldn't answer questions and the military uniforms without identifying marks and the flights in and out of the region are cancelled and the air space the closed. russia denied it moved forces into ukraine and insisting it is not violating the sovereignty and the fleet are for security and permitted. meanwhile viktor yanukovich held a press conference in russia and blaming the fall from the regime on a coup. the president spoke to russia and they are going to hon tor the sovereignty but the united states is deeply concerned about the russian movements in eukra e ukraine. >> the united states is standing with the international community confirming that are will be costs. >> we are going to kiev and nick schifrin and welcome to the show. russia is trying to provoke a military conflict and convened a meeting of the national security and defense council on friday night, what's the latest? is>> the latest they are still meeting a
>> breaking news in the crisis in ukraine. putin is asking to use the russian military in crimea. the troops are arriving to the region since friday and it is trying to protect the pro russian people already there. for the new government in kiev they are calling it an illegal invasion. phil, is this a provocation of war? >> well, we have a lot of fast moving events going on here. as far as a provocation maybe the ukrainians in the west are seeing it that but certainly the russians are seeing it that way. we have heard official text is made available to us, putin is appealing to the upper houses of the russian parliament, the federal council, he said that due to situation in ukraine and threatening the lives, the personnel of the armed forces of the russian federation should be used in ukraine and then he quotes articles within the russian constitution. we do know that the federation council is about to vote on this here in moscow. there needs to be a clear majority. putin has sent one of his deputy foreign ministers to represent him in the council and if they do vote on this in a
here is russia invading ukraine further and accuses the russians of creating a pretext to do that. as a billion dollar loan package for ukraine and lots of talk in the united states and europe about what sanctions might be drawn up in order to punish russia if it further escalates the situation here in ukraine. >> thank you, amy kellogg on the ground in kiev. >> it is one of the most complicated foreign policy issues of mr. obama's president so. the president came out an hour ago to speak about the crisis. >> they are reading economic sanctions and what they are and how far they will go, it is not yet clear. they talked about options and everything from working with allies to work with them about the g8 and pulling out of the g8 in sochi in june. maybe even going as far as targeting of freezing of asset was russians abroad and that is, you start to hit the wallets and purses of russians with ties directly to the putin regime would hit the russians. >> the president said there will be costs for the act of aggression. but the converbal wisdom and that the president needs russia and
a potential russian owned presence in ukraine and monarchs with anti bush jason is very serious and even dangerous in the economist republic of crimea more than hop of its population is ethnic russians and therefore is to ward off attacks from radical groups that came to power ups as a result of last week's two now the russian president back in the woods and has addressed the parliament house in support of potential in the treehouse. let's listen to what he's saying because of the extraordinary situation in ukraine which represents a threat to the lines of russian citizens our compatriots and a contingent of russian armed forces that kate is in the autonomous republic of crimea. according to an international treaty. as stated in the constitution of the russian federation. why else the upper house of parliament for permission to use all forces in ukraine until the situation is stabilized. the federation council unanimously approved the move that was specifically retreated but those senators and presidential spokesman that's the deployment was optional depending on the severity of the thre
>>> breaking his silence, russian president, vladmir putin defends sending troops into ukraine and declares it is humanitarian mission and warns th more force remains an option. >>> the president wants to expand a tax credit for the middle class and the working poor. >>> an emotional testimony at the blade runners trial in south africa. neighbors describes the screams before he shot and killed his girlfriend. >>> hello, everyone. i'm john berman. michaela pereira is off today. with he would like to welcome our viewers here and around the world. we will have those stories and more at this hour. a knew escalation in the crisis in ukraine. reuters news agency is reporting that the russian navy is blocking a channel between crimea and russia. we are waiting for a critical news conference from secretary of state, john kerry are, at the center of the worst crisis since russia and the west. i arrived in kiev just hours ago. one of his first stops in independence square. you can see him at the makeshift memorial being created to honor those killed in the demonstrations on the street. t
reserves the right to use force to protect ethnic russians in ukraine. >> reporter: if we see that lawlessness starting in eastern regions too, if people ask us for help we reserve the right to use all options at our disposal to protect those citizens. >> woodruff: on politics, the russian leader said viktor yanukovich is the legitimate president of ukraine but acknowledged he has no political future. and putin suggested moscow might reject the results of any new elections. >> reporter: it depends on how they will be held. if they are held in the same terror that we see now in kiev, then we won't recognize. >> woodruff: in washington, president obama flatly rejected putin's justifications for russia's actions. >> president putin seems to have different set of lawyers making different set of interpretations. but i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that although russia has legitimate interests in what happens in neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as a means of exerting influence in that state >> woodruff: ukraine's new
on someone's site supporting kiev ukraine. i'm pro russian groups. having classes as well as a protest here in the crimean capital city is running very high amongst those groups of crimea has been majority population of ethnic russians but also about a quarter of the population of the ukrainian and about twelve percent of ethnic talks up to their list of potential that for an exclusive mix of when. when these questions of bush also what the status of crimea will be up within ukraine and moves such as the interim president said russia not to also releasing its full sizzle pro russian forces whatever's happened today. it does not seem to seam to the us the government in kiev but the russians all the pro russian forces are abiding by those agreements. making the situation ever more sense to him and today that tom watson in the coaching from crimea. on the economists in the property of crimea is on the most intense that the docs seattle kitties and the rest of the crimean penny silat is the only ukrainian beach and then actually collections are in the majority. according to two thousand and one
in crimea. ukraine under lee against to pro-russian forces. >> with more on the ukraine crisis, more western leaders are calling for the call for russia to back off crimea. we'll be live at that meeting in brussels where sanctions are being discussed. [ gunfire ] >> also ahead an exclusive with syrian opposition, fighters trying to hold up a new government assault in aleppo. words and not weapons, how rwandaen soldiers are bringing peace to the central african return. >> the west is pounding pressure on russia as pro kremlin forces tighten it's grip on ukraine's crimea. warnings to russia, and russia's foreign minister said his country's presence is needed to protect ukraine. soldier in military base in crimea are refusing to leave despite to being surrounded by men who are thought to be russian forces. could you just give us an update as to where you are right now, what's happening on the ground? >> reporter: well, i'm just in front of the base, and about a a half hour ago the commander came out and spoke to the media, and he said basically that he is not surrendering to the russians at thi
by ashley into camp. isn't it funny we are cursed and has defended russia's intervention in ukraine russian forces are facing off against ukrainian troops in the crimean peninsula. putin said no military action is needed for now bye. he says russians will protect their own. an hq of cheesecake stamina for points the twenty fifth of those only be low key the pup list. richie's ramsey eyes are upon the president of the story and cody to be his last press conference in moscow. tease apart the crisis began in ukraine. he says his men shown want to go to law review praying about the eighties that was the right to use all means to protect people living in ukraine. on the ground in crimea the atmosphere remains pass up the meat they danced in the back nine th send troops to our esteemed pressing their ukrainian kong prior to that end i was of the city. as time goes to praise band aid and bays in the southern region. because of pride by russell cross these days ago. on tuesday about to walk on the ukrainian style is juz came back to d land access the side. in the end there at about ten ukrainians h
in crimea. it's a region of ukraine home to the black sea fleet and a mostly-russian population. the u.s. says it's a russian invasion and occupation, and demanding that troops withdraw. the u.n. security council met in an emergency session yesterday. >> it's time for the russian intervention in ukraine to end. the russian military must stand down. >> reporter: during a 90-minute call on sunday, president putin told president obama that russia has the right to defend its interests and russian people. other international leaders joined with the u.s. british prime minister david cameron saying there's no excuse. canada recalling their ambassador from moscow. this as pro-russia fervor sweeps eastern ukraine. flags torn down from government buildings, pro-russia protesters savagely beating those who support ukraine's new government. ukraine now more divided than ever. and the prospect of war growing ever closer. it's now a high-stakes gate waiting to see who moves next. will russia complete the take over and possibly other parts or bow to american and international pressure? george. >> tha
and crawling the crisis in ukraine and who -- russian president vladimir putin called the crisis in ukraine a coup. and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu readies his speech to the biggest row in your lobby in washington. he told barack obama you will never compromise on israel plastic your day. israel's security. also coming up for you this hour, did you ever wonder what was the most expensive city in the world? a new survey says it is singapore, but right here in paris as a close second. will have the headlines from today's papers. most of the prez today is dominated by the situation in ukraine, and that was where we will begin this hour. vladimir putin is giving a lengthy conference on the as leading conference -- conflict in ukraine. he slammed what he called a unconstitutional takeover of our, basically a coup in ukraine. he said that the illegal change cannot be encouraged, but understands the wanting of change. he says that viktor yanukovych is still the legitimate president. gave updent yanukovych our company excepted everything the opposition demanded. accepted the idea of h
>>> ukraine crisis. russian troops roll one of the latest plans to stop them. >>> u.s. stocks tumbling. how the ukraine crisis is hitting your 401(k). snow emergency. a massive winter storm blows east with more freezing temperatures. >>> hello, i'm john berman in new york. >> i'm michaela pereira from beverly hills after a big night at the oscars. the tweet that stole the shoechlt a little blue sky popping out. mother nature kind of had us all on egg shells. they thought it was going to rain on the red carpet. it didn't. the red carpet went off without a hitch and the show went off without a hitch. all everybody is saying is that the show, oscars, 86. the 86th academy awards was a huge success. john? >> we'll get back to the glamour in a bit. thanks so much, micayla. russia's official news agency says russia has given ukraine forces until tomorrow morning to surrender or they will storm military bases on the crimean peninsula. ukrainian troops refusing to surrender to what appear to be russian forces, both sides armed and ready. u.s. officials confirmed that russian forces hav
: ukraine's military will not be much of a match for russia. the russian army 850,000 strong and the ukraine has 150,000. they spend $1 billion a year but russia spends 100 times more than that figure. the ukraine is using military technology from the cold war, planes and tanks that are basically obsolete. martha: the russian invasion hit wall street hard. it plummeted 200 pounds during the day and closed down 150 points. charles, why the u.s. markets so rattled by this? >> any geopolitical instability is going to rat the our markets. when you start to say russia is involved. i'm going to be frank with you. i'm impressed we were able to climb 100 points off the low yesterday. it's a hughes news week i -- itk in america. but ever unnerving what's going on in crimea. martha: the wheat markets, all of that impacted. >> ukraine is the breadbasket of europe. gold had one of its best sessions in a long time and oil at $104. sooner or later it trickles back at the gas pump. every person from around the world is affected from this tension. martha: a move into u.s. bonds? >> what they call safe haven
there is a confusion between ethnic russians, and russian speakers. nearly half of the citizens of ukraine speak russian at their home or at work, but it does not mean they are ethnically russian. 75% are ethnically ukrainian. the two nations is one of the elements of this confusion that often is mentioned in the western media. the -- the second element of confusion has to do with the bogus strategy exaggerated threat that comes from radical nationalists in ukraine. some receive government positions in the new government and that has been a mistake by the new ukrainian authorities, but all of the front runners in the current presidential election are russian speakers. klitschko was born in russia. yulia tymoshenko has been youed as a good partner with putin. and she is a front runner in the presidential election. both come from ukraine. the far right that many people talk about is really a marginal insignificant political force. >> we have our community tweeting in about some of the tartars. sophia says . . . and we have a video comment. >> today russia opened the door of our house without knock
. russian troops, who had taken control of a ukrainian air base in crimea fired warning shots as ukraine soldiers approached. all this as we said with secretary of state john kerry now in ukraine in a show of support. nbc news chief fortunate affairs correspondent andrea mitchell joins us now by phone in kiev. andrea, do we have a preview of what we might hear from secretary kerry? >> well, secretary kerry, we're in the motorcade right now with him heading to a news conference at the u.s. embassy. he's just met with all the leaders, acting leaders, here and tried to encourage them with an offer of $1 billion in loan guarantees to help offset expected increases in energy costs coming from russia, as russia continues to try to squeeze them. there's a lot of interest in his reaction to what vladimir putin said. he would have gotten a readout by now, but has been on a pretty busy schedule, the emotional trip through the square, where he lit a candle and visited the shrine to those who fell to snipers' bullets, so he didn't see it himself, we were on the plane overnight flying when putin was
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